First real day in the 'Smokies'!
We had a high of 43 yesterday. It felt cooler with the wind whipping around. The overnight low was 27 and it was 43 degrees and cloudy this morning at weather observation. The snow has all but melted and the trails should be less icy than in days past.
Yesterday our managers Chris & Tim showed me around the camp in the morning. They taught me all kinds of practical things about the heating, extra food, etc and what amenities will be available for me throughout the winter.
I went for a night hike down Alum Cave trail to help our crew member Scott pack up some supplies. It was 40 degrees and windy when we returned at 8. It seems like every day without severe ice on the trails is a day I should be taking advantage of.
I'm really looking forward to our crew Thanksgiving dinner today. I'll need a long walk to burn off the pumpkin cheesecake!
11/20/2011 12:09:55 am
Good morning JP!
11/20/2011 12:21:37 am
11/20/2011 02:22:46 am
How long did it take coming up in the dark? Sounds kind of fun AND scarey.
11/20/2011 10:45:47 am
We hiked to the lodge yesterday with our church group. The ice kept us on our toes...and some other parts occasionally. Have a good winter!
11/20/2011 11:33:41 am
It is nice to see a view of the cabins & the clouds...very good...
11/20/2011 01:23:51 pm
Great pic JP. Looking forward to reading your blog and seeing the mountain through your eyes.
11/21/2011 02:46:00 am
I have a nearly identical pano that I took. So much so, for a moment, I thought it was mine!!!
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